The following tools have been created to help review your current practice, identify gaps, and better meet the needs of the children and staff you work with.
360 degree safe - free self-review tool for schools
The South West Grid for Learning provide a free online tool, 360 degree safe, which allows you to evaluate your school’s online safety provision and strategy. The tool is simple to use, and generates a report of what you need to do and how it should be done. It puts your work in protecting the pupils and students in your school into context, so that you can present your current position to your best advantage when Ofsted come calling. Best of all it is totally free!
360 Data - Free self-review tool for schools
The South West Grid for Learning also provide a free online tool, 360 degree data, which is designed to help organisations test and improve their data protection policies and practices. During your review, you will be able to generate reports with a list of improvement actions to help you move forward with your organisation's data security. All the resources required to enact those recommendations is included in the tool. Best of all it is totally free!
Online compass - free self-review tool for any children's setting
Are you unsure about the use of mobile phones in your workplace? What about portable devices? Are you looking for information to help your organisation educate the young people in its care when adults are not there to protect them? Online Compass is a free online tool from the UK Safer Internet Centre to help ensure that safeguarding extends to the online spaces that children, staff and volunteers occupy. It will help you to put policies in place for any children's setting and measure the progress and difference being made.